Admission

Applications to the Educational Leadership doctoral program must be initiated with the Louisiana Tech Graduate School via the online application process at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=latech-g and include required personal information as well as all college transcripts and official GRE scores. More specifically, the following criteria apply for admission to the Ed.D. program:

  1. An appropriate application with supporting documentation must be submitted within the University timeline for applications;
  2. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
  3. Applicants applying for the Educational Leadership concentration must also hold a valid state-issued teaching certificate; (A teaching certificate is not required for admission to either the Higher Education Administration concentration or the Organizational Leadership concentration.)
  4. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 2.25 on all university course work attempted or a minimum 2.50 on the last 60 hours of coursework and must also have a minimum cumulative graduate grade point average (GGPA) of 3.25;
  5. Applicants must submit official Graduate Record Examination (GRE General or GRE revised General) scores before or at the time of application.
    • For Summer 2012 admission, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements established by the Graduate School and the following GRE General requirements:
      1. Verbal (V) + Quantitative (Q) = 1000 or more; or
      2. Any two (2) of Verbal (V) + Quantitative (Q) + Analytical (A) = 1000 or more; or
      3. Verbal (V) + Quantitative (Q) + Analytical (A) = 1500 or more
      4. Verbal (V) + Quantitative (Q) x GGPA = 3250 or more
      OR meet the following GRE Revised General requirements: combined GRE Verbal and GRE Quantitative > 287 and neither Q nor V score may be less than 142.
    • For Fall 2012 admission and thereafter, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements established by the Graduate School and the following GRE Revised General requirements: combined GRE Verbal and GRE Quantitative > 287 and neither Q nor V score may be less that 142. GRE General Scores (attained prior to August 2011) will be converted to the equivalent GRE revised General Scores using the ETS concordance table.
  6. In addition to providing the Program Director with copies of complete post-secondary transcripts, official GRE scores, the applicant must provide a sample of scholarly writing, a resume’ of his or her training and experiences, and three letters of recommendation from appropriate individuals able to attest to the applicant’s potential to pursue doctoral studies.
  7. If the number of applications to the Ed.D. program warrants it, admission may have to be competitive beyond the minimum requirements.


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